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How Long Does It Take For An Peptic Ulcer To Heal
Depends: it depends on many factors, most importantly what was causing the gastritis or ulcer in the first place. It also depends on medications, the presence or absence of Helicobacter pylori, and the the size and severity of the initial problem. If you are still having problems, I would talk to your doctor again. Good luck. ...Read more
Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more
Few days-wk: If it is a traumatic ulcer from direct trauma 2 the cornea and not infective, i would add tobramycin/stearoid oint and patch over nite. Then tobra/stearoid 4-5x/day. Oint and patch @ nite. Continue untill gone, stop patch when feels good but oint @ nite. B sure to have opthalmology look at it before rx his/her rx may be different than mine. ...Read more
6 to 8 wks: Typically for gastric/duodenal ulcers, recommended treatment with an acid-blocker for about 6-8 wks for complete healing. Mild cases may need less time and severe cases may need more. Your health and nutritional status, age, and adherance to treatment all determine how quickly and complete you heal. Removing/treating the cause is very important. If u have trouble, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Not advised: In general, bismuth products are not used by themselves to heal ulcers or gastritis, but are useful primarily to help symptoms. Other medications, which reduce stomach acid, or antibiotics to treat H. Pylori, if present, are more likely to heal ulcers or gastritis. If you have chronic upper G.I. symptoms, I would see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
It depends.: ... On what is causing the ulcer. Most ulcers are caused by a combination of stomach bacteria and or medications which induced ulcers, such as ibuprofen, aspirin, or similar compounds. If multiple factors are present, ulcers could form within several days to a week. Usually, however, they former much more slowly than that. ...Read more
Unclear: When the appendix is removed laparoscopically, the base of the appendix is secured, either by a loop tie with suture, or by stapler. Although somewhat controversial, the stapled closure of the base of the appendix is thought to have advantages over the loop ligature, however whether there is added security from subsequent leaks from the stump has not been definitely answered. ...Read more
Depends: Treatment for an ulcer is complete when the corneal epithelium (surface cells) cover over the ulceration and the infection is resolved. Frequently the degree of infection and ulceration dictates the timeframe. I would expect to be treated a minimum of 7-10 days, and out of contact lenses for 2 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Formation of a pressure ulcer can occur in as little as two hours. There are multiple other factors which can contribute to their development, such as moisture, shear, heating pads, infection, and nutritional debilitation. A wound specialist can examine the wound and give you more answers. ...Read more
No set time: We are unable to say how long it takes for ulcer to perforate- most of the time if someone perforates- they did not know they had an ulcer. It is depends on the cause of the ulcer and how much exposure the lining of stomach is getting from it- like alcohol, nsaids, aspirin, steroids, etc. Also if the bacteria assoc w ulcers if present is treated and how thick the lining of your stomach is. ...Read more
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